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H.R. 777 (117th): Protecting Our Election Workers Act of 2020


The text of the bill below is as of Feb 3, 2021 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.


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117th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 777

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 3, 2021

(for herself, Mr. San Nicolas, and Ms. Norton) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

A BILL

To amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit the intimidation of election officials and poll workers, and for other purposes.

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Short title

This Act may be cited as the Protecting Our Election Workers Act of 2020.

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Intimidation of voters and election officials

(a)

In general

Section 594 of title 18, United States Code, is amended—

(1)

in the heading, by adding at the end the following: and election officials;

(2)

by striking Whoever and inserting (a) Intimidation of voters—Whoever; and

(3)

by adding at the end the following:

(b)

Intimidation of election officials and poll workers

Whoever intimidates, threatens, coerces, or attempts to intimidate, threaten, or coerce, any other person for the purpose of interfering with such other person’s duties in connection with the administration of an election described in subsection (a), shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both.

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(b)

Clerical amendment

The table of sections for chapter 29 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by striking the item related to section 594 and inserting the following:

594. Intimidation of voters and election officials.

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